Each year, hundreds of thousands of people receive dialysis for the treatment of impaired kidneys. Dialysis helps the kidneys function. Dialysis works with two fluids – one is a drug known as dialysate and the other is the patient’s own blood. When performed properly, dialysis helps maintain the correct acid balance in the blood stream. The acid build up in the blood stream is treated with a bicarbonate. But when the bicarb levels are not treated appropriately, the patient can get a condition...